• Regional Facility Services Director

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/8/2018 8:44 AM)
    Functional Group
    Monday-Sunday; 8:00AM-5:00PM
  • Overview

    Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food and beverage industry supply chain, and to play our part in ensuring families across the US and overseas can sit down together to eat.


    Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 165+ temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina, and Canada. In North America we have over 11,000 associates and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


    Primary Responsibility:

    Reports directly to the VP, Facilities Maintenance & Energy, and is the servant leader to the Region with dotted line reporting relationship to the Regional Vice President of Operations. The Regional Facility Service Director (RFSD) works through significant influence to accomplish accountabilities.


    Accountable to actively drive improved technical capability, facility services leadership development, asset performance, and influence maintenance and energy spend to targeted levels through leading the implementation of Maintenance Excellence, Refrigeration Operation and Maintenance Excellence, Material Handling Maintenance Excellence, and Energy Excellence program requirements and compliance for the designated division/region. Additionally the RFSD is the National Pillar Leader for a specific area of Americold Operating Systems (AOS) technical component.


    Essential Functions:


    Provide the following to facilities in area of responsibility:

    1. Monitors relationship between facility management/supervision and FSM/Chief Engineer/Maintenance Department as a whole. Takes steps to insure the following:
    • Facilities are properly maintained.
    • Preventive Maintenance Programs are in place and up-to-date for Refrigeration systems, MHE, and Buildings.
    • Maintenance Departments are run properly and quality workmanship is being turned out.
    • Company procedures, policies, and safety rules are in place and being adhered to.
    2. Capital and Operating Budgets are being administered properly. Accomplishes the above functions by the following:
    • Performing regular “walk through” inspections on facilities and departments.
    • Setting good examples in areas of work habits, follow-up, communication, people skills, management skills, and attitude.
    • Participating in facility PSM and Energy Teams.
    • Checking on work performed.
    • Continually striving to improve the personnel, departments, and facility in all ways.
    3. Although job duties call for a large amount of time to be devoted to items in the area of management, performing actual “hands on” tasks is still an important and necessary part of this job:
    • Pitching in and helping the Maintenance staff during peak times or when departments are short-handed is a necessary role to perform.
    • If planned correctly, the performance of these tasks should serve to accomplish training, competency evaluation of Maintenance personnel, and setting a good example.
    4. Provide a high level of technical support.
    5. Provide leadership and coaching in management skills.
    6. Training in MHE, refrigeration, and building maintenance.
    7. Other duties as assigned.


    Education, Training & Professional Experience:

    • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering preferred); and 7+ years of relevant work experience; Specifically, related experience in Industrial Manufacturing Maintenance & Engineering, and / or Industrial Building Maintenance experience REQUIRED. 
    • Ideal candidates will have RETA certifications and technical expertise in Ammonia Refrigeration (NH3) preferred.
    • Preferred candidates will hold current Maintenance & Reliability certifications in one or more of the following SMRP: CMRP, AMP: CRL, ASQ: CRE, and / or AFE: CPMM
    • Preferred candidates will hold a current PMP or equivalent project management experience.
    • Proficiency required in Microsoft Office suite products (ppt, Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.).

    Knowledge & Employment Standards:

    • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization as well as with external contacts. 
    • Ability to motivate teams and others, maintaining a persuasive credible and approachable presentation style. 
    • Strong analytical skills and process focused problem analysis and problem resolution. 
    • Solid decision making skills
    • Requires strong written and verbal communication skills to convey complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels 
    • Possess financial acumen 
    • Progressive, flexible and team-oriented approach desired.
    • Demonstrates uncompromising level of integrity and code of ethics.
    • Strong customer service orientation.
    • Possess a strong working knowledge of the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA Risk Management Programs.
    • Travel is typically required 65% - 75% of time and may require work beyond the normal hours, shift, and on weekends/holidays. Domestic and International travel is required.

    Physical Requirements & Abilities:


    The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

    • Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions
    • Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending
    • Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work 
    • Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks
    • Requires frequent travel by automobile and airplane up to 75% of the time
    • Required to visit facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing
    • Frequently carries loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds
    • Requires the use of various electronic tools 
    • Occasionally works evenings or weekends in order to complete objectives or to attend meetings 
    • Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes
    • Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management

    Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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